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That is the conclusion by 250 foreign media representatives, Malaysia included, who are in the holy land to report on the largest human gathering in the name of religion.
Mecca governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal who is also haj central committee chairman congratulated Raja Abdullah, guardian of the two holy mosques, Crown Prince Sultan and Prince Naif bin Abdul Aziz who is also Home Minister and haj supreme committee chairman.
The Saudi Statistics Department said some 2.5 million pilgrims comprising 1.7 million foreigners performed the haj, the fifth pillar in Islam. The number did not include pilgrims without permits.
"No disease epidemic was reported during this haj season," said Health Minister Hamad Al-Manie who put it down to compulsory meningitis and flu jabs on pilgrims.
Raja Abdullah had allocated a huge sum for the 10,000 health workers to serve 24 hospitals and 188 health centres here and in Medina.
"The organisation of this year's haj shows the competence and skill levels of Saudi authorities. They have become adept at crowd management.
In the past, we were almost resigned to stampedes," Ali Akbar Dareini, an Associated Press reporter from Tehran was quoted as telling the Arab News daily newspaper.
The most challenging job was to ensure security during the night at Mina and the stoning ritual that passed without incidents.
"This is because of the completion of the triple storey 1.2km bridge at the pillars of Ula, Wusta and Kubro and implementation of one way traffic, stoning at designated times and forbidding pilgrims from carrying luggage during stoning.
"The situation at Mina was a lot better than previous years. We have to thank the Saudi Arabian government for this," Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said before leaving for Jeddah Wednesday.
The transportation system had improved with the deployment of 70,000 buses plying Mecca to Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina.
"When I performed the haj in 2006, some pilgrims who took 22 hours for the 22 kilometre trip from Mecca to Arafah," said Zahid.
Mina has been deserted as pilgrims converged on Masjidil Haram as pilgrims who did the stoning for three days do the tawaf (circumambulation) and saie (jogging) rituals.
Those who only did the stoning for two days would be performing the tawaf wida' (farewell circumambulation) before leaving the holy city.
Malaysian haj delegation chief Mohd Salleh Abdul Mubin said the pilgrims who did the stoning for three days would be returning for the tawaf, saie and tahlul (shaving of hair) to bring the haj to a close.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
The National Fatwa Council of Malaysia has declared that yoga is haram (prohibited) in Islam and Muslims are banned from practising it
PUTRAJAYA: The National Fatwa Council has declared that yoga is haram (prohibited) in Islam and Muslims are banned from practising it.
Its chairman Datuk Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said yoga had been practised by the Hindu community for thousands of years and incorporated physical movements, religious elements together with chants and worshipping, with the aim of “being one with God”.
“Because of this, we believe that it is inappropriate for Muslims to do yoga. The council is declaring that practising yoga, when it comes together with the three elements, is haram,” he told a press conference here yesterday.
He noted that while merely doing the physical movements of yoga without the worshipping and chanting might not be against religious beliefs, Muslims should avoid practising it altogether as “doing one part of yoga would lead to another”.
Muslims, he said, were discouraged from practising yoga even as a form of exercise as it would ultimately lead to worshipping and chanting, which is against Islam.
“In Islam, a believer must not do things that can erode one’s aqidah or faith. Doing yoga, even just the physical movements, is a step towards erosion of one’s faith in the religion, hence Muslims should avoid it,” he said.
Shukor said that once the fatwa was gazetted, it would be up to the state governments to implement and enforce the ruling as religious affairs come under their purview.
“Malaysia is not the only country which prohibits Muslims from doing yoga. Singapore and Egypt have come out with the same edict,” he pointed out.
The council, he said, came up with an edict on yoga as the matter was referred to it following growing concerns whether it would be against the religion if Muslims continued with the exercise.
Recently, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Islamic Studies Centre lecturer Prof Zakaria Stapa advised Muslims who had taken up yoga to stop practising it for fear that they could deviate from the teachings of Islam.
Shukor said the declaration of yoga as haram was done after serious and in-depth discussions among the council members who met last month.
He said that after studying the matter, including the history and purpose of yoga, the council decided that it was inappropriate for Muslims as it could affect one’s faith.
Asked if the decision would draw flak within the Malaysian community, including the non-Muslims, he said the ruling was only meant for Muslims. The rest were free to practise yoga.
He said Muslims must be careful not to do anything that could erode their faith, adding the religion strongly advocates “prevention is better than cure”.
“There are many other forms of exercise that Muslims can partake in, especially when the religion promotes healthy living and lifestyle. Performing prayers, for example, is a good form of exercise,” he said.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
"Everything has a heart, the heart of the Qur'an is Surah Ya'seen. Whoever reads Surah Ya'seen (once), Allah Ta'aala records for him a reward equal to that of reading the whole Qur'an ten times."
It is related from Hazrat Ata bin Abi Ribah (RA) that Rasulullah (SAW) said:
"Whoever reads S.Ya'seen in the beginning of the day, all his needs for that day will be fulfilled."
According to another Hadith, Allah Ta'aala recited S.Ya'seen and Surah Taha 1000 years before the creation of the Heavens & the Earth , and on hearing this, the angels said: "Blessing is for that Ummat unto whom the Qur'an will be sent down, blessing is for the hearts which will bear (memorize it) and blessing is for the tongues which will recite it."
Another narration says: Whoever reads Surah Ya'seen for the pleasure of Allah only, all his previous sins are forgiven. Therefore, make a practice of reading this Surah over your dead."
According to another hadith, S.Ya'seen is named in the Torah as Mun'mah (‘giver of good things‘) because it contains benefits for its readers in this life as well as in the Hereafter, it removes from him the afflictions of this world and the next and takes away the dread of the next life. This Surah is also known as "Rafi'ah Khafidah" (that which exalts the status of the believers and degrades that of the unbelievers). According to a narration, Rasulullah (SAW) said:
"My heart desires that Surah Ya'seen should be present in the heart of everyone of my Ummat."
Another hadith relates that if anybody recites S.Ya'seen every night and then dies, he dies as a Shaheed (martyr).
It is reported in a hadith that: "Whoever reads it in hunger, will be satisfied; whoever reads it while having lost his way, will find his way; whoever reads it on losing an animal, will find the same. And when one reads it apprehending that his food will run short, that food will become sufficient; and if one reads it beside a person who is in the agonies of death, his agonies will be made easy for him; and if anyone reads it on a women experiencing difficulty in child-birth, her delivery will become easy."
Rasulullah said: "The person who reads S.Ya'seen every night, (he) will be pardoned."
Hazrat Maqri (RA) said: "If S.Ya'seen is read by one who fears the ruler or an enemy, will have his fears removed."
Therefore, in the light of the above ahaadith, every believing Muslim should attempt to read the heart of the Qur'an every night (or, at least frequently) and it has been said that it should be recited any time between Maghrib & bedtime. Insha-Allah, Allah ta'aala will reward the reciter in abundance both in this world and the Hereafter. Morover, with the approach of Ramadhan, for those of us who may not be able to recite the entire Qur'an, one may keep in mind the hadith in Tirmidhi that, "Whoever reads the heart of the Qur'an - ‘Ya'seen‘ in Ramadhan will receive the thawaab of reading 10 Qur'ans."
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The Virtues and Benefits of Surah Yasin (36)
2. The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘Whoever recites Yasin once Allah will record the reward of reciting the Qur’an ten times.’[Maqal, Tirmidhi 2812/A & Dhahabi]
3. It has been reported by Aisha (radiAllahu anha)that the Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said that there is a surah in the Qur’an that intercedes for itsreciter and forgive its listener. Know! It is Surah Yasin. It is called ‘Mu’amma’ in the Torah. It was enquired, what is Mu’amma? The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘it embraces the person with the goodness of this world and removes the dismay of the Hereafter’[Hashiya of Tafsir Jalalalayn , pg 368].
4. The Prophet said, ‘Whoever recited Surah Yasin in the night seeking Allah’s pleasure, Allah would forgive him’[Ibn Hibban, Darimi 3283/A, Abu Yala, Tabarani, Baihaqi & Ibn Mardawaih]
5. Ma`qil ibn Yasar (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, his family, companions, andfollowers) said,”Ya Sin is the heart of the Qur’an. No one reads it intending thereby Allah and the Next Abode except that Allah forgives them. Recite it for your deceasedones.” [Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Nasa'i (this wording is his), and Hakim, who deemed it rigorously authenticated (sahih)]
6. Imam Ghazali explained that this is because soundness of faith rests on acknowledging Resurrection and Judgment, and Surat Ya Sin details this in the most emphatic of ways. Imam Fakhr al-Din al-Razi concurred.
7. Imam Tibi explained in his commentary on Mishkat al-Masabih that Surat Ya Sin was called ‘the Heart of the Qur ‘an ‘ because of what it contains of overwhelming proofs, decisive signs, subtle spiritual meanings, eloquent admonition, and stern warnings.
The Virtues and Benefits of Surah al Waqiah (56)
9. The Prophet said, ‘Surah al Waqiah is the Surah of Wealth, so recite it and teach it to your children’[Ibn Asakir]
The Virtues and Benefits of Surah al Mulk (67)
11. The Prophet said, ‘Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave ‘[Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Hakim 2/498 & Nasai]
12. Jabir (radiAllahu anhu) said it was the custom of the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam not to go to sleep until he had read Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk and Alif Laam Meem Tanzeel. [Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Darami]
13. Anas (radiAllahu anhu) reported Rasulullah (sallallahu alaiyhi wasalam) as saying, "There is a Surah which will plead for its reciter till it causes him to enter paradise" (Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk). [Tabrani]
Recite the Holy Qur' an for it will come as an intercessor for its reciter on the Day of Judgement.
Allah Ta' ala says "If you anyone find no time for my remembrance and for begging My favours due to remaining engaged in the recitation of the Qur' an , I shall give him more than what I give to all those who beg favours of Me." The superiority of the Word of Allah over all other words is like the superiority of Allah over the entire creation.
One who recites the Qur' an and he is well versed in it ( i.e its recitation), he will be in the company of those angles who are scribes, noble and righteous; and one who falters in the recitation and has to exert himself, gets a double reward.
He who recites in a night one hundred verses, is not written of the unmindful ones. If a bondsman accomplishes the recitation of the Holy Qur' an sixty thousand angels pray on him at that time.
Allah Ta’ala said:" When you read the holy Qur’an, seek Allah’s protection from Satan the rejected one" (16:89) Ao’dhu-billahi-minash-shaytaa-nir-rajeem (I take refuge in Allah from Shaytan, the rejected one) then say Bismillah….. and start reading.
If Almighty Allah opens the locks of your heart, then you would become aware of the marvels, wisdom and knowledge found in the Holy Qur’an, with the result that you would not have to ponder on other sources. Because whatever there is, found in its pages, as the Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an:" Nothing have we omitted from the Book" (Surah Anam Verse 38).
There is no such thing in the Universe but, it is found in the Book of Allah Ta’ala.
S’ad bin Ubadh may Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him reports that the Messenger of Allah Ta’ala, peace and blessings be upon Him said:" One who learns the Holy Qur’an and forgets it(out of carelessness) will meet Allah Ta’ala as a leper." (Mishkat).
Another Hadith, the Messenger of Allah Ta’ala, peace and blessings be upon him said:" The sins of my Ummah-(nation) were presented before me, but no sin was graver then the one that, forgot a Sunnah or ayah after learning it."!!!
Emphasis have been put on with black dots as these need be read daily, if possible as du’as, guidance, mercy, forgiveness and to obtain you needs and desires(Halal never pray for haram needs or desires) Insahallah. Especially the Faatiha it can be read for anything and everything. Surah Waqi’a for provision, Surah Mulk should be memorised off by heart, from grave punishment, Ayatul-Kursi is from protection from jinns, shaytan and evil. Further details of these Surah and more will now follow.
The Excellence of Surah Fatiha
The Surah Fatiha is the greatest and most virtuous Surah of the Holy Qur' an; it consists of the Sab'a mathaani (seven verses which are which are repeatedly recited) and it Surah Faatihah represents the Grand Holy Qur' an.!The Opening of the Book is a cure from every disease.!!!It has come down to us that it is equal to two-thirds of the Holy Qur’an. Were the Faatiha to be put in one balance of the scales and the Holy Qur’an in the other, the Faatiha would outweigh the rest seven times.
This Surah is a spiritual ascension (miraj) for the worshippers.
When thou art seeking sustenance and achievement of thy purpose from slaves and free men and the speedy possession of what thou desirest, then be at rest from fears complaints. For in Faatihatul-kitab lies secrets of secrets for obtaining what is hoped for. Perverse, then, in the study of it at all times; and in the morning, at noon, afternoon, and the sunsets prayer daily recite it ninety times completed by ten more ( I’ve understood that to mean one hundred times) And thou shalt gain what thou wilt of respect and might, of awe-inspiring greatness and exalted power. (Al-Ghazali).
O Allah hear our prayer and accept us by the mystery of the Faaitha (and the worshippers shall recite it, then raise they hands on high and say) I ask forgiveness of Allah-( Astagh-firullah) [devotions after the prayer-rite( salat-namaz)]
The Excellence of Surah Baqarah ( 2)
The shaytan runs away from the house wherein Surah Baqarah is recited.Recite Surah Baqarah for its recitation is a source of blessings and its forsaking is a source of regret and only useless people are unable to recite it.
Everything has a hump and the hump of the Qur' an is Surah Baqarah.
The Last two verses of Surah Baqarah (2 : 285-286)
Reciting from Aa-ma-nar Rasul-lu… till the end of the Surah will prevent shaytan from coming even near one's house.Allah has completed the Surah Baqarah with such two verses that have been given to me from the treasures kept beneath the Throne; so learn them and teach them to your wives and children for they are a source of mercy, a form of recitation and prayers.
From Ibn Abbas (RA) He said: While Gabriel was sitting with Rasulullah sallahu-alayhi-wasallam he heard a voice from above, and raised his head. Then he said, "That is the door of heaven, opened today, which was never opened before". And an angel descended from it, and he said," That is an angel come down to earth who never came down before." And he gave a greeting and said," Receive good news of two lights brought to you, which never before brought to a Prophet, Fatihtul-kitab and the last verses(khawatim) of Surahtul-Baqarah; of these thou shalt never recite a single letter without being granted thy request".
The Excellence of Aayaatul - Kursi ( Baqarah 2 : 255)!!!
Aayatul - Kursi is the greatest verse of the Qur' an.Its is the leader of the verses of the Qur' an.If Aaytul - Kursi is blown on yourself shayaan or jinns alike will not dare come near you.
Ibn as-suna traced a Tradition-( Hadith) from Ail may Allah Ta' ala, ennoble his face said; Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam " That Faatihatul-Kitab and the Throne-verse and Al-Imran Verses (3:18-19a) [18 starts with- Shahidallahu annah] and [19a is- innad-deena-' in-dall-hil lslam] and (3: 26-27) [ 26-27 starts from Qul-lilla-humma-malikal-mulki... to the end of bi-gheera-hisaaba] are hung upon the Throne; between them and Allah there is no veil... And Allah Most High Said, " I have sworn that none of my servants shall recite you after every prayer-rite without my making Paradise his placing him in the enclosure of holiness; and without my glancing at him with my eye of mystery, seventy glances every day; and without my supplying for him daily, seventy needs, the least of them forgiveness; and without my sheltering him from every enemy and giving him victory.
The Excellence of Surah An' aam ( 6 )
It has mentioned that when Surah An' aam was revealed, Rasulullah - Sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam said" Al-Hadulillah" and then he said " By Allah, so many angles came to convey this Surah that the corners of the heavens became covered with their great numbers.
The Excellence of Surah Kahf ( 18 )
Whoever recites it on the eve of Jum' ah, it will provide a Nur-(lights) for him from one Jumu' ah till the following Jum'ah.Whoever recites the last ten verses of Suratal kahf, and if Dajjaal-(anti-christ) happens to reveal himself ( during the reciter's life time), he will have no influence on him (the reciter). According to another the words the first ten verses is mentioned. According to one riwayah the words whoever commits to memory ten verses of Surah Kahf is mentioned. According to one riwayah the words first three verses is also mentioned.
That who recites the last five verses of Surah Kahf, at his sleep time, Allah will wake him any time of the night.
The excellence of Aytul-Kreema (21: 87)
The prayer of Distress La-e-la-haa-ill anta subhaanaka innee kuntu mi-naz-zali-meen (There is no god except thee. Glory be to thee. Verily I am from those who have wrong themselves.) The Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him, said : "Zuh-nun ( Prophet Yunus ) while in he was in the stomach of the fish/ whale said this (as mentioned above). Any distressed Muslim who utters these words shall surely be relieved of this distress".
The excellence of Surah Nur (24)
In it verse (35): 'Allah is the light of Heavens and the earth,' the parable of His light and its blessings, that the believer will look by the light of Allah.
The excellence of Surah Ya-Sin ( 36 )
Everything has a heart and the heart of theHoly Qur' an is Ya-Sin. That who recites, Allah will count for him with its recitation , Ten times the recitation of the Holy Qur' an.Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam said " that who recites it at the outset of the day, and he presents it before performing his need, then it is done for him."Recite Surah Yaseen (morning and evening ) especially when in the presence of someone in his dying moments or after he has died, for it is mentioned in the Hadeeth that Surah Ya-Sin is the heart of the Qur' an and anyone who recites it for the pleasure of Allah and for the (reward of) the hereafter, Allah will forgive him, and (also) read it in the presence of a dying person.
This is the du’a of Mid-Shab’an. Begin after the sunset prayers by reciting Ya-Sin three times, the first with the intention of long life, the second with the intention of warding off calamity, and the third with the intention of averting dependence other then men. Another riwayah-(narration) is between Magrib and Isha’ prayer; the first to be read with the intention of raising one’s maqam(station) the second with the intention of rizq (provision) the third with the intention of protection from enemies.
The excellence of Surah Fath ( 48 )
Rasuallullah sallahu-alayhi-wasallam said that Surah Fath is most beloved to him from among all the things upon which the sun rises.
The excellence of Surah Rahman (55)
Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam said: "For every thing a bride and the bride of the Holy Qur' an is the Most Forgiving Surah.
The excellence of Surah Waqi' a (56)
Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam said : " That who recites Al-Waqi' a Surah during the night then poverty will ever strike him.!
The Excellence verses of Surah Hashr ( 59: 22-24 )
whoever reads this in the morning, seventy thousand angels shall seek forgiveness for him till the evening and whoever so reads it in the evening then seventy thousand angels shall seek forgiveness for him till the morning and if he passes away then his death shall be recorded as that of a martyr.
The Excellence of Surah Mulk ( 67 ) !!!
According to one hadeeth Rasulullah sallallau-alayhiwasallam said " It is my desire that Suratal-Mulk should be in the heart of every Mu'min-(believer) ".!!! ( That is commit to memory, to learn off-by-heart.) Accordingly to one hadeeth when punishment is given to a person in the grave from the legs, they (the legs) say : " you may not punish him for he used to recite Surahtal-mulk through me ( i.e by standing in Salaah and reciting it); then when punishment is given out to him through his chest, stomach and head each of them say: " you may not punish him for he used to recited Surahtal-Mulk through me." Hence this Surah saves him from the punishment of the grave.!!! The virtue of this Surah is mentioned in the Tauraah as well. anyone who recites it in the night, he has accomplished a great deal and has excelled.!
The excellence of Surah Qadr (97)
According to the Hadeeth , Surah Qadr is equivalent to an quarter of the Qur' an.
The excellence of Surah Zilzaal ( 99 )
According to one Hadeeth this Surah is equivalent to an Quarter of the Qur'an and according to another, it is equivalent to half of the Qur' an.
According to one hadeeth a Sahabi (RA) asked Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam "O Messenger of Allah , show me a (concise) Surah of Qur' an which is comprehensive and which I may recite constancy", Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam Mentioned Surah Zilzaal. The Sahabi (RA) said : "By Him who has sent as a Rasul, I will never recite much more than this." Saying this, he departed. Upon this Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam said twice: " This poor person has attained salvation! This poor person has attained salvation!"
The excellence of Kaafirun ( 109 )
According to a Hadeeth , Suratal-Kaafirun is equivalent to a quarter of the Qur' an. According to the Hadeeth , there are two Surahs which are excellent, and which are recited in the two Rak' aat (Sunnah) before ( the Fard of) Fajr : Kaafirun and Ikhlaas.
The Excellence of Suratun Nasr ( 110 )
According to the Hadeeth , Suratun Nasr is equivalent to an quarter of the Qur' an.
The Excellence of Suratal-Ikhlaas ( 112 )
According to the Hadeeth, Suratal-Ikhalaas is equivalent to a third of the Qur' an.
The excellence of Suratal-Falaq ( 113 ) and Surtun-Nas ( 114 )
Mu' aw-wazatain as it is also called, is used to invoke Allah's protection against the mischief of jinn and the evil gaze (nazr) of men.
According to the Hadeeth no one ever begged of Allah with the likeness of these Surahs and no one ever sought refuge in Allah with the likeness of these two Surahs. According to one riwayah recites these two when you go to sleep and when you wake up.
Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam is reported to have said: Recite Qul A' oozu bi-rabbil falaq , for you are unable to recite any other Surah which is very much loved and speedily accepted by Allah as this Surah. Thus as far as you can help it, do not forsake it."
- From Al-Hisnul Haseen by Allamah Muhammed Al-Jazri - From The Gainful Invocation of Hadith and the Holy Qur’an by Ahmed Abdul Jawad. - Muslim Devotions - A Study of Prayer-manuals in Common Use.- Taqbaate Kubra by Sayed Ibraheem Dasuti(RA).
- What Happens After Death by Maulana Ashiq llahi.
On Reciting the Qur' an From The Book of Assistance
by Imam Abdallah Ibn Alawi Al-Haddad
You must have a wird ( any repeated devotional act), of the Mighty Book to be read every day. The least you should do is read one juz' (one thirtieth of the Qur' an ), so that you complete it once month, and the most is to complete to every three days.
Know that great merit attaches to reciting the Qur' an, and an influence in illuminating the heart. The Messenger of Allah, may blessings and peace be upon him, has said : " The best of my nation's devotions is the recitation of the Qur' an". And Ali may Allah ennoble hid face, has said:" The one who recites the Qur'an while standing in prayer receives one hundred rewards for each letter; the one who recites it outside the prayer but in a state of ritual purity receives twenty-five rewards for each letter; and the one who recites it without ritual purity receives ten rewards for each letter."
Beware of concentrating , while reciting, on reciting a large amount to the exclusion of reflection and correct recitation. You must reflect and comprehend while you recite; slow, melodious recitation will assist you in this. Feel in your heart the Magnitude of the Speaker ( Transcendent and Exalted is He!) and that you are before Him, reciting His Book to Him, in which He addresses His commands, prohibitions, counsels and exhortations to you. When reading verses on unification and glorification be full of reverence and awe, when reading verses of promises and threats be full of hopeful expectation and apprehension, and when reading the commands and prohibitions be thankful, acknowledge your shortcomings, ask for forgiveness and determine to show ardour.
Know that the Qur' an is the ocean where from the jewels of knowledge and the treasures of understanding are extracted. Any believer who is grant the way to understand it, his Opening ( fath; Victory in a general sense. The same word can be used for the conquest of a city, the dispelling of hardships, achievement of success in any endeavour, and the unveiling of the Eye of the heart so that it begins to perceive the Unseen; it is usually in this latter sense that the term is used in sufi texts), becomes permanent, his light complete, his knowledge vast, and he never tires of reading it night and day, for he found therein his goal and his purpose. This is the quality of the sincere seeker. Shaykh Abu Madyan, may Allah me pleased with him, has said: " A seeker is not a seeker until he is able to find in the Qur' an everything that he desires."
Be careful to read those suras and verses which are recommended in the sunna at particular times ; for examples al-Sajda; The Prostration [ 32 ], al-Mulk; The kingdom [67 ], al-Waqi' a; The Event [ 56 ], and the last two verses of al-Baqara; the Heifer , every night before going to sleep. al-Dukan; The Smoke [ 44 ], on Sunday and Thursday evenings, and al-Kahf; The Cave [ 18 ], on Thursday night and Friday. Read if you can, the Seven Saving Ones every night they are; al-Sajda ,YA-SIN[ 36 ], al-Dukhan [ 44 ], al-Waqi'a [ 56 ], al-Hasher [ 59 ], al-Mulk [67 ], And Insan; Man[ 76 ].for their merit is great. Also morning and evening the first few verses of suratal-Hadid; The Iron [ 57 ], the last few verses of suratal-Hasher; The Gathering , sura Ikhlas, three times and the two refuge-taking suras al-Falaq & al-Nas [114,113] three times each; similarly, al-Ikhlas and he last two suras of the Qur' an together with the al-Kursi verse; The Foot stool [ 2:255 ], and suratal-Kafirun;The Disbelieves , immediately before going to sleep, making these the last thing that you utter.
And Allah Ta’ala says the truth, and He guides to the way.
The compiler of this just asks you to read Surah Faatiha for him as, a means of gratitude, guidance’s, forgiveness, strength and to produce more work for the Muslims, Jihad-fee-sabelillah.
Wamaa-tawfiqi-illa-billah and success in my task is from Allah Ta’ala.
Compiled by Muhammad Sajad Ali
[Bayhaqi Shu’ab al-Iman, Mishkat al-Masabih #2166]
[Hakim & Dhahabi in The Book of Excellence of the Qur’an 1/552]
[Hakim in Al-Mustadrak & Dhahabi in ‘The Book of Excellence of the Quran 1/551]
[Abu Dawud 3398/a]
[at-Tirmidhi, Al-Hakim says that this hadith is Sahih on the conditions established by Imam Muslim (Tafseer Mazhari 1:30)]
[Hakim 1/560; Dhahabi]
[Muslim, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi]
[This narration has been recorded by Ath-Thua’lbi from Abu Sulaiman, who narrated it from Muawiya bin Saleh (radhi Allah anhu), Tafseer Mazhari 1:31]
[At-Tabraani narrated this tradition in ‘Al-Awsat’, Tafseer Mazhari 1:31]
[Narrated by Baraa’, Tafseer Mazhari 1:31]
[Hakim 1/564; Dhahabi]
[Recorded by Al-Khal’i in his Fawa’id, Tafseer Mazhari 1:30]
[Darimi 3236, also narrated by Ad-Darmi in his Al-Masnad and Al-Bayhaqi in Shu’bul Imaan, Tafseer Mazhari 1:30]
[Al-Bayhaqi and Al-Haakim, Tafseer Mazhari 1:31]
[Ahmad 21872 & Buraida al-Aslami Muslim 1/553]
[Baihaqi in Al-Shuaib]
[an-Nasa’i, Ibn Hibban, Darimi 3249/A]
[abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi, Tafsir of Imam Ibn Kathir]
[Muslim, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi]
Another version of the same hadith.
[Tafsir of Imam Ibn Kathir]
[Tafsir of Imam Ibn Kathir]
[narrated in a marfu’ report (one that is traced all the way back to the Prophet [salAllahu alayhi wasalam], Tafsir of Imam Ibn Kathir)]
[Darimi 3249/A in the Book of Excellence of the Quran; an-Nasai in the Deeds during the Day and Night; Ibn Hibban & Tabrani]
[Sahih al-Bukhari 6:61 #530, Agreed upon]
[Tafsir of Imam Ibn Katheer]
[Muslim, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi]
[Hakim & Ibn Majah 3856]
[Tabarani in Al Saghir 1/330]
[Darimi transmitted it. Mishkat al-Masabih #2172]
[Hakim, Dhahabi & Baihaqi]
[Baihaqi & Khatib]
[Tafsir of al-Qurtubi]
[Darimi transmitted it in mursal form. Mishkat al-Masabih #2174]
[Hakim 1/564 & Dhahabi]
[Muslim, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi 183 #1012]
One variant has, “from the end of Surat al-Kahf.”
[Hakim 2/367, Mishkat al-Masabih #2175, however Baihaqi disagreed with it’s authenticity in Sahih Al Jami 2/1104]
[Sahih al-Bukhari 6:61 #531, at-Tirmidhi 2810/A]
[Darami transmitted it, at-Tirmidhi]
[Fath al Qadir 3/502]
[at-Tirmidhi 5/165; Hakim 2/412 & Dhahabi in Sahih al Jamiea (22/789)]
Khalid (radiAllahu anhu) also said, “It will dispute on behalf of the one who recites it when he is in his grave saying, ‘O’ Allah, if I am part of Thy Book, make me an intercessor for him. But if I am not a part of Thy Book, blot me out of it.’ It will be like a bird putting its wing on him, it will intercede for him and will protect him from the punishment in the grave.” He said the same about Tabaarakalladhi (Surah Mulk).
Khalid (radiAllahu anhu) did not go to sleep at night till he had recited them. Taus said that they were given sixty virtues more than any other Surah in the Holy Qur’an.
[at-Tirmidhi 2812/A & Dhahabi, Maqal]
[Ibn Hibban, Darimi 3283/A, Abu Yala, Tabarani, Baihaqi & Ibn Mardawaih]
[Abu Ya’la reported it]
[Al-Tadhkar Fi Afdal Al-Adhkar by Imam al-Qurtubi]
[Hakim, Dhahabi, Ibn Al Mundhir & Baihaqi]
[Abu Ya’la reported it]
[Al-Tadhkar Fi Afdal Al-Adhkar by Imam al-Qurtubi]
[Sahih al-Bukhari 6:61 #532]
[Tirmidhi, Ibn al Mundhir, Al Adhama & Hakim 2/474]
[Bayhaqi in Shuab al Eiman]
[Ibn as-Sunni 620, Bayhaqi]
NB: These Surahs are: Al-Hadid, Al-Hashr, As-Saf, Al-Jum’ah and At-Tagabun
[Ibn Ahmad, Darimi, Tirmidhi 5/182]
[Fath al Qadir 5/257, Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Tabrani in Al-Awsat & Ibn Mardawaith]
[abu Dawud, Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi Ch.183 #1016]
[Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Hakim 2/498 & Nasai]
[Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Darami]
[Hakim, al-Hisnul Haseen by the cassical scholar Muhammad al-Jazri]
So Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) taught him to recite Idha dul dilatil ardhu dhildalaha up to the end. The man said, “I swear by Him who has sent you with the truth that I shall never recite more than that.”
[Hakim 1/566 & Tirmidhi 2894]
[Al Khatib in Al Muttafaq wal Muftaraq & Dailami in Fath al Qadir 5/487]
[Abu Dawud 4396 & Hakim 1/565]
[at-Tabarani, classed as Sahih]
[at-Tirmidhi 2826/A, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi Ch.183 #1013]
[Sahih al-Bukhari 6:61 #533, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi Ch.183 #1010]
[at-Tabarani, classed as Sahih]
[Muslim, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi Ch.183 #1012]
[Narrated by Baraa, Tafseer Mazhari 1:31]
[Sahih al-Bukhari 6:61 #534, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi Ch.183 #1010]
[at-Tirmidhi and Darami].
The latter version has ‘fifty times’ and he did not mention ‘unless he is in debt’
[Sahih al-Bukhari 6:61 #536]
[Durais, Ibn al Anbari, Hakim, Dhahabi & Ibn Mardawaih]
[at-Tirmidhi #1984, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi Ch.183 #1014]
[Sahih al-Bukhari 6:61 #535]
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